Premier François Legault announced that schools will not open before May 1.
Online classes at John Abbott College began on March 30.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you are at a college-sponsored stage placement, then instructions will be provided by your program and stage placement coordinators in collaboration with stage placement hosts and the College administration. Stage hosts’ expectations as well as government guidelines regarding essential and non-essential services, including for Nursing and Paramedic Care placements, are both taken into account.
The admissions office is currently on schedule with evaluations and all answers will be posted on the SRAM website on April 3 as planned, with the exception of those programs that require an audition or physical test. At this time we are unsure as to how we will be sending our acceptance packages. We are in the process of looking into either emailing, posting on Omnivox or by regular mail.
Further communication by a telephone broadcast message will go out around April 2nd.
ENGLISH AND FRENCH PLACEMENT TESTS
In the coming weeks, the College will be evaluating the method of administering the placement tests. Once a decision has been made, it will be communicated to all new students.
The MEES has clarified that a revised R-Score calculation will be used through this crisis transition to reduce the impact on students.
Academic Advising is offering virtual appointments to students. Students can schedule a virtual appointment using the Academic Advisor Appointment module on Omnivox. Once an appointment is scheduled, students will receive additional instructions via MIO.
Academic Advising is also available by MIO (MIO: Academic Advising) or email: email@example.com.
The convocation ceremony usually held in June of each year is postponed for now and will not take place in June. The College hopes to reschedule it to later this year, however, this will depend on how the current situation evolves over the next months.
Summer school has not been cancelled at this time. The College will monitor the situation as we approach summer school and evaluate the feasibility of offering summer courses as planned or online.
In the event that the college is not open after May 1, the obligation to pass the exit exam would be lifted for students graduating this year (including summer graduates), since the Ministry would not offer the exam in May. This would not apply to non-graduating students, who would need to complete the exam in a subsequent semester.
For students’ missed days to date, teachers have already been asked to be flexible for students who had previously been advised to stay home by Info-Santé or a healthcare professional. The College will make the necessary accommodations for employees in the same situation.
Faculty have been asked to do their best to try and use virtual and on-line approaches to cover as much of the classwork as is possible. Please see the communications from the Academic Dean for further clarifications.
There are several posts on my JAC Portal to help students cope with stress or anxiety.
Furthermore, counselling online will be available soon.
Here is a list of external services:
Crisis Support (if you need urgent assistance):
Suicide Action Montreal hotline 514-723-4000
West Island Crisis Centre 514-684-6160
Suicide Prevention hotline (from anywhere in Quebec): 866-APPELLE
Sexual Assault Helpline: 514-933-9007
Text Crisis Support by KidsHelpPhone: text “CONNECT” TO 686868
Listening Services (if you need to talk)
Text Support from Tel-Jeunes: 514-600-1002
· You have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, or
· You have flu-like symptoms (fever, or cough, or difficulty breathing), or
· You have been on a cruise, or · You have returned in the last 14 days from those countries considered to be high risk countries for the virus (follow link for the most current list), or
· You have returned since March 12 from any location outside Canada.
then the following apply to you:
· Call the government line 1-877-644-4545 (as of March 13) for instructions on the necessary course of action. Based on the information we have, this will include self-isolation for 14 days.
· Students are to report the situation to the Registrar’s Office at 514-457-6610 ext:5359 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Students living in residence are to also report the situation to Student Housing at 514-457-6610 ext:5234 or email at email@example.com.
· Employees are to report the situation to your immediate supervisor/Program Dean and also to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org . College employees affected by the above criteria will continue to receive their pay and should report their absence as “Other” with the relevant details. For managers or employees who provide essential services and who have been asked to be on-site, the College will review on a case-by-case basis any absences that do not meet the above criteria.
The College has suspended all travel outside the province or Eastern Ontario unless re-approved after March 12 by your supervisor or Program Dean.
All gatherings of people are not permitted.
It is important to practice health precautions to further reduce risk:
· Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds;
· Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available;
· When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs;
· If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
· Greet with a smile and avoid handshakes.
- 2019 Corona virus
- Self-care Guide – COVID-19
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Sante Montreal (Quebec Public Health Information)
- Government of Canada Travel Advice
- Centre for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
- MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION on Coronavirus Covid-19 in 17+ Languages
Information about coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Montréal area: [tel://+1-514-644-4545]514‑644‑4545
- Québec City region: [tel://+1-418-644-4545]418‑644‑4545
- Montérégie region: [tel://+1-450-644-4545]450‑644‑4545
- Outaouais region: [tel://+1-819-644-4545]819‑644‑4545
- Elsewhere in Québec: [tel://+1-877-644-4545]1‑877‑644‑4545 (toll free)
Click here to view the One Shop Stop – Covid-19: Breakdown of services available for students
If you have additional questions, please email email@example.com
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU ARE DOING TO KEEP YOURSELVES AND OTHERS SAFE.